A loan of $625 helped a member to buy more rice, palm-oil, Margi, onions, etc., to sell.


Antony-Tamemsu Group's story

Pictured here are the members of the “Antony-Tamemsu” group. They are small-scale-business women based in Makeni city in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of SLL 1,200,000 each to enable them to further expand their businesses. Consequently, they will make more profit and improve on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Rugiatu K. who is pictured on the left. She was born in Makeni and is age forty. She is married to a businessman and they have four children who are attending school.

For many years now, Rugiatu has been selling market food – rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), Margi (used to give sauces a sweet taste), onions, etc. With this loan, she will expand her business by buying more of the above-mentioned items wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Rugiatu, Zainab



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